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unchangeable power

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Found this auto on east 24th street, right after leaving a parade of (maybe) Sikhs on Madison Ave on Saturday the 24th. Categorically, this is the world’s coolest car, despite the jersey license plates. Seriously customized, it’s a Toyota of some kind under all the “bling”.

from wikipedia

Toyota has factories in most parts of the world, manufacturing or assembling vehicles for local markets. Toyota has manufacturing or assembly plants in Japan, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Canada, Indonesia, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, Colombia, the United Kingdom, the United States, UAE, France, Brazil, Portugal, and more recently, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Egypt, China, Vietnam, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Russia.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The exhaust pipes that adorn it, beneath the doors, are actually a weird combination of duct tape and pipe. The whole vehicle had a sense of “hand” to it, and a certain charm. Your humble narrator, of course, was drawn to the flyer tucked under the drivers side windshield wiper. I just can’t resist a good flyer.


New York City Administrative Code

Title 16


§  16–118

5.  No person shall throw, cast or distribute, or cause or permit to be thrown, cast or distributed, any handbill, circular, card, booklet, placard or other advertising matter whatsoever, in or upon any street or public place, or in a front yard or courtyard, or on any stoop, or in the vestibule of any hall in any building, or in a letter box therein; provided that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit or otherwise regulate the delivery of any such matter by the United States postal service, or prohibit the distribution of sample copies of newspapers regularly sold by the copy or by annual subscription. This section is not intended to prevent the lawful distribution of anything other than commercial and business advertising matter.

6.  No swill, brine, offensive animal matter, noxious liquid, or other filthy matter of any kind, shall be allowed by any person to fall upon or run into any street, or public place, or be taken to or put therein.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Unchangeable Power, it says, and I like to believe that whoever was pamphleteering the neighborhood- locally dominated by a National Guard armory, made it a special point to drop their booklet on this car. They must be attracted to fog lights and soldiers.

from wikipedia

The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, is a historical building completed in 1906. It still houses the U.S. 69th Infantry Regiment.

The building, which runs from 25th to 26th Streets on the west side of Lexington Avenue, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The pamphlet, which is a screed published by Tony Alamo’s Christian Ministries- a Texas based church- is available online here. Pastor Alamo’s congregation is a familiar one to New Yorkers due to constant printed proselytizing, and the local meeting house is found at the Vincci Hoteles, 16 east 32nd street.


Vincci Avalon Hotel

Located off Madison Avenue, the Vincci Avalon Hotel incorporates European grandeur, boutique intimacy, and top of the line business amenities. The Avalon is situated three blocks from Penn Station and two blocks from the Empire State Building. Located in Midtown, the hotel is three blocks from Madison Square Garden, half a mile from Jacob Javits Center, three miles from the site of the World Trade Center, and eight miles from LaGuardia Airport.Rates include full buffet complimentary breakfast, morning newspapers, and complimentary access to Boom Fitness. The business center is also freeMore than half of the rooms are non-smoking, and the bathrooms are all marble with brass and chrome fixtures. All rooms have complimentary wifi high-speed Internet access and ihomes of ipods. The guestrooms feature desk chairs designed specifically for comfort and functionality, luxurious bath amenities, Egyptian Cotton linens, velour bathrobes, the Avalon signature body pillows, dual-line phones with voicemail, hairdryers and irons.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Pastor Alamo is a controversial figure, for those of you not in the know. Check out this 2007 page at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch for more info on him and his group. Nevertheless, this was a very cool car.

from wikipedia

Tony Alamo (born Bernie LaZar Hoffman; September 20, 1934)  is an American preacher, singer, entrepreneur, religious evangelist, and convicted child sex offender. He and his late wife Susan are best known as the founders of an organization currently known as Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. The organization is based in and around Fouke and Alma, Arkansas, United States. It has been referred to as a cult. On July 24, 2009 Alamo was convicted in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, sitting in Texarkana, Arkansas, on 10 counts of Interstate Transportation of Minors for Illegal Sexual Purposes, Rape, Sexual Assault and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors. On November 13, 2009, he was sentenced to the maximum punishment of 175 years in prison.

Written by Mitch Waxman

May 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

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